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Dr Michael Mair PhD

Senior Lecturer Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

Publications

2019

The New Ghosts in the Machine: ‘Pragmatist’ AI and the Conceptual Perils of Anthropomorphic Description (Journal article)

Brooker, P., Dutton, W., & Mair, M. D. (2019). The New Ghosts in the Machine: ‘Pragmatist’ AI and the Conceptual Perils of Anthropomorphic Description. Ethnographic Studies, 16, 272-298. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3459327

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3459327

SAGE Research Methods Foundations (Chapter)

SAGE Research Methods Foundations (2020). SAGE Publications Ltd. doi:10.4135/9781526421036

DOI: 10.4135/9781526421036

2018

War on Video: Combat Footage, Vernacular Video Analysis and Military Culture from Within (Journal article)

Mair, M. D., Elsey, C., Smith, P. V., & Watson, P. G. (2018). War on Video: Combat Footage, Vernacular Video Analysis and Military Culture from Within. Ethnographic Studies, (15), 83-105.

Just what are we doing when we're describing AI? Harvey Sacks, the commentator machine and the descriptive turn in artificial intelligence (Conference Paper)

Sormani, P., Brooker, P. D., Dutton, W., & Mair, M. (2018). Just what are we doing when we're describing AI? Harvey Sacks, the commentator machine and the descriptive turn in artificial intelligence. In EASST2018: Meetings - Making Science, Technology and Society Together. Lancaster University, UK.

Stealth Bombing: Europe’s Hidden Involvement in the United States’ Drone Wars (Internet publication)

Holder, A., Mair, M. D., & Minor, E. (2018). Stealth Bombing: Europe’s Hidden Involvement in the United States’ Drone Wars. Retrieved from https://braveneweurope.com/

Targeting Legality: The Armed Drone as a Socio-Technical and Socio-Legal System (Journal article)

Holder, A., Minor, E., & Mair, M. D. (2018). Targeting Legality: The Armed Drone as a Socio-Technical and Socio-Legal System. Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, (1), 1-17.

Violence as Work: Ethnomethodological Insights Into Military Combat Operations (Journal article)

Elsey, C., Mair, M., & Kolanoski, M. (2018). Violence as Work: Ethnomethodological Insights Into Military Combat Operations. PSYCHOLOGY OF VIOLENCE, 8(3), 316-328. doi:10.1037/vio0000173

DOI: 10.1037/vio0000173

The future of European militaries will be remotely piloted – and that should worry us all (Internet publication)

Mair, M. D., Holder, A., & Minor, E. (2018). The future of European militaries will be remotely piloted – and that should worry us all. Brave New Europe. Retrieved from https://braveneweurope.com/

2017

Reflections on Collecting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo (Internet publication)

Minor, E., & Mair, M. D. (2017). Reflections on Collecting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Retrieved from https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2017/12/16/73288/

Submission of Written Evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into the Use of Armed Drones: Drone Strikes, Legal Reasoning and the Need for Transparency (Other)

Mair, M. D., Holder, A., & Minor, E. (2017). Submission of Written Evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into the Use of Armed Drones: Drone Strikes, Legal Reasoning and the Need for Transparency. Retrieved from http://appgdrones.org.uk/

The Europeanisation of the Armed Drone (Internet publication)

Mair, M. D., Minor, E., & Holder, A. (2017). The Europeanisation of the Armed Drone. Brave New Europe. Retrieved from https://braveneweurope.com/

Politics, Government and Corruption: (Chapter)

Mair, M., & Jones, P. (n.d.). Politics, Government and Corruption:. In How Corrupt is Britain? (pp. 124-134). Pluto Press. doi:10.2307/j.ctt183p7g4.14

DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt183p7g4.14

The Planners’ Dream Goes Wrong? Questioning Citizen-Centred Planning (Journal article)

Lord, A., Mair, M. D., Sturzaker, J., & Jones, P. (2017). The Planners’ Dream Goes Wrong? Questioning Citizen-Centred Planning. Local Government Studies, 43(3), 344-363. doi:10.1080/03003930.2017.1288618

DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1288618

2016

The Violence You Were/n’t Meant to See: Representations of Death in an Age of Digital Reproduction (Chapter)

Mair, M., Elsey, C., Smith, P. V., & Watson, P. G. (2016). The Violence You Were/n’t Meant to See: Representations of Death in an Age of Digital Reproduction. In The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and War (pp. 425-443). Palgrave Macmillan UK. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-43170-7_23

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-43170-7_23

Ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis and the Study of Action-in-Interaction in Military Settings (Chapter)

Elsey, C., Mair, M. D., Smith, P. V., & Watson, P. G. (2016). Ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis and the Study of Action-in-Interaction in Military Settings. In A. J. Williams, K. N. Jenkings, R. Woodward, & M. F. Rech (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods. Abingdon: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

Statistical Practice: Putting Society on Display (Journal article)

Mair, M., Greiffenhagen, C., & Sharrock, W. W. (2016). Statistical Practice: Putting Society on Display. THEORY CULTURE & SOCIETY, 33(3), 51-77. doi:10.1177/0263276414559058

DOI: 10.1177/0263276414559058

Julian Assange and the 'Academic Embargo' on Wikileaks' Revelations (Internet publication)

Mair, M. D. (2016). Julian Assange and the 'Academic Embargo' on Wikileaks' Revelations. Retrieved from https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/

Genealogy, Parasitism and Moral Economy: The Case of UK Supermarket Growth (Chapter)

Jones, P., & Mair, M. (2016). Genealogy, Parasitism and Moral Economy: The Case of UK Supermarket Growth. In D. Whyte, & J. Wiegratz (Eds.), Neo-liberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud. London: Routledge.

2015

Methodological troubles as problems and phenomena: ethnomethodology and the question of 'method' in the social sciences (Journal article)

Greiffenhagen, C., Mair, M., & Sharrock, W. (2015). Methodological troubles as problems and phenomena: ethnomethodology and the question of 'method' in the social sciences. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 66(3), 460-485. doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12136

DOI: 10.1111/1468-4446.12136

Politics, Government and Corruption: The Case of the Private Finance Initiative (Chapter)

Mair, M., & Jones, P. (2015). Politics, Government and Corruption: The Case of the Private Finance Initiative. In D. Whyte, & W. MacMahon (Eds.), How Corrupt is Britain? (pp. 124-134). London: Pluto Press.

2014

190th Fighter Squadron/Blues and Royals Fratricide: Modified Incident Transcript (Artefact)

Mair, M., Elsey, C., Smith, P. V., & Watson, P. G. (2014). 190th Fighter Squadron/Blues and Royals Fratricide: Modified Incident Transcript [Transcript]. http://repository.liv.ac.uk/2005800/. Retrieved from https://liverpool.academia.edu/MichaelMair/Transcripts

2013

Interpretive Asymmetry, Retrospective Inquiry and the Explication of Action in an Incident of Friendly Fire (Journal article)

Mair, M., Elsey, C., Watson, P. G., & Smith, P. V. (n.d.). Interpretive Asymmetry, Retrospective Inquiry and the Explication of Action in an Incident of Friendly Fire. doi:10.31235/osf.io/nvfu9

DOI: 10.31235/osf.io/nvfu9

Interpretive Asymmetry, Retrospective Inquiry and the Explication of Action in an Incident of Friendly Fire (Journal article)

Mair, M., Elsey, C., Watson, P. G., & Smith, P. V. (2013). Interpretive Asymmetry, Retrospective Inquiry and the Explication of Action in an Incident of Friendly Fire. SYMBOLIC INTERACTION, 36(4), 398-416. doi:10.1002/symb.78

DOI: 10.1002/symb.78

Social Studies of Social Science: A Working Bibliography (Journal article)

Mair, M., Greiffenhagen, C., & Sharrock, W. W. (2013). Social Studies of Social Science: A Working Bibliography. NCRM Working Paper Series, (3219). Retrieved from http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/3219

2012

Patients' uses of information as researchable domains of social practice (Journal article)

Mair, M., & Kierans, C. (2012). Patients' uses of information as researchable domains of social practice. HEALTH INFORMATICS JOURNAL, 18(4), 271-283. doi:10.1177/1460458212445400

DOI: 10.1177/1460458212445400

War-making and sense-making: some technical reflections on an instance of friendly fire' (Journal article)

Mair, M., Watson, P. G., Elsey, C., & Smith, P. V. (2012). War-making and sense-making: some technical reflections on an instance of friendly fire'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 63(1), 75-96. doi:10.1111/j.1468-4446.2011.01394.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-4446.2011.01394.x

2011

Alcohol, Tobacco and Obesity (Chapter)

Bell, K. (n.d.). Alcohol, Tobacco and Obesity. Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203822159

DOI: 10.4324/9780203822159

Deconstructing behavioural classifications: tobacco control, 'professional vision' and the tobacco user as a site of governmental intervention (Journal article)

Mair, M. (2011). Deconstructing behavioural classifications: tobacco control, 'professional vision' and the tobacco user as a site of governmental intervention. CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH, 21(2), 129-140. doi:10.1080/09581596.2010.529423

DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2010.529423

From Methodology to Methodography: A Study of Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in Practice (Journal article)

Greiffenhagen, C., Mair, M., & Sharrock, W. (2011). From Methodology to Methodography: A Study of Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in Practice. Methodological Innovations Online, 6(3), 93-107. doi:10.4256/mio.2011.009

DOI: 10.4256/mio.2011.009

2010

A Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in the ESRC's National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM): Research Methods in Practice (Report)

Greiffenhagen, C., Mair, M., & Sharrock, W. W. (2010). A Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in the ESRC's National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM): Research Methods in Practice. Southampton: ESRC.

Disorder, participation and the state: an ethnomethodological investigation of the governance of antisocial behaviour in a peripheral english housing estate (Thesis / Dissertation)

Mair, M. (2010). Disorder, participation and the state: an ethnomethodological investigation of the governance of antisocial behaviour in a peripheral english housing estate. (PhD Thesis, University of Manchester, UK).

2008

Evaluating Mihealth Newcastle: assessing the effectiveness of new health information and communication technology in providing support to patients with breast cancer receiving treatment in Newcastle (Report)

KIerans, C., & Mair, M. (2008). Evaluating Mihealth Newcastle: assessing the effectiveness of new health information and communication technology in providing support to patients with breast cancer receiving treatment in Newcastle. Liverpool: Liverpool University. Retrieved from http://www.mihealth.info/Downloads/Mihealth_Newcastle_evaluation_report_2008.pdf

Studying interaction in undergraduate tutorials: results from a small-scale evaluation (Journal article)

Shawa, L., Carey, P., & Mair, M. (2008). Studying interaction in undergraduate tutorials: results from a small-scale evaluation. TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 13(6), 703-714. doi:10.1080/13562510802525437

DOI: 10.1080/13562510802525437

2007

Critical reflections on the field of tobacco research: The role of tobacco control in defining the tobacco research agenda (Journal article)

Mair, M., & Kierans, C. (2007). Critical reflections on the field of tobacco research: The role of tobacco control in defining the tobacco research agenda. Critical Public Health, 17(2), 103-112. doi:10.1080/09581590601045204

DOI: 10.1080/09581590601045204

Critical reflections on the field of tobacco research: The role of tobacco control in defining the tobacco research agenda (Journal article)

Mair, M., & Kierans, C. (2007). Critical reflections on the field of tobacco research: The role of tobacco control in defining the tobacco research agenda. Critical Public Health, 17(2), 103-112. doi:10.1080/09581590601045204

DOI: 10.1080/09581590601045204

Descriptions as data: developing techniques to elicit descriptive materials in social research (Journal article)

Mair, M., & Kierans, C. (2007). Descriptions as data: developing techniques to elicit descriptive materials in social research. Visual Studies, 22(2), 120-136. doi:10.1080/14725860701507057

DOI: 10.1080/14725860701507057

Formal Health Services in Informal Settings: Findings from the Preston Men's Health Project (Journal article)

Kierans, C., Robertson, S., & Mair, M. (2007). Formal Health Services in Informal Settings: Findings from the Preston Men's Health Project. International Journal of Men's Health and Gender, 44(4), 440-447.

Formal health services in informal settings: findings from the Preston Men's Health Project (Journal article)

Kierans, C., Robertson, S., & Mair, M. D. (2007). Formal health services in informal settings: findings from the Preston Men's Health Project. The Journal of Men's Health & Gender, 4(4), 440-447. doi:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.08.006

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.08.006

2006

Evaluating Mihealth Liverpool: Assessing the Effectiveness of New Health Information and Communication Technology in Providing Support to Patients with Breast Cancer Receiving Treatment in Liverpool (Report)

Mair, M., & Kierans, C. (2006). Evaluating Mihealth Liverpool: Assessing the Effectiveness of New Health Information and Communication Technology in Providing Support to Patients with Breast Cancer Receiving Treatment in Liverpool. Liverpool. Retrieved from http://www.mihealth.info/Downloads/MihealthReport_July_2006_V2.pdf

Lies, damned lies and statistics? Reliability and personal accounts of smoking among young people (Journal article)

Mair, M., Barlow, A., Woods, S. E., Kierans, C., Milton, B., & Porcellato, L. (2006). Lies, damned lies and statistics? Reliability and personal accounts of smoking among young people. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 62(4), 1009-1021. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.002

DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.002

Lies, damned lies and statistics? Reliability and personal accounts of smoking among young people (Journal article)

Mair, M., Barlow, A., Woods, S. E., Kierans, C., Milton, B., & Porcellato, L. (2006). Lies, damned lies and statistics? Reliability and personal accounts of smoking among young people. Social Science & Medicine, 62(4), 1009-1021. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.002

DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.002

Mihealth: Understanding Local Contexts of Use in HICTs for Breast Cancer (Journal article)

Kierans, C., & Mair, M. (2006). Mihealth: Understanding Local Contexts of Use in HICTs for Breast Cancer. Health Information on the Internet, 54(1), 3-5.